Some people are surprised when I say Japan gets some of the most snow in the world.  We live on the main island called Honshu in the Japanese Alps.  The weather and wind here is the ultimate recipe for epic pow days.  The cold wind from Siberia flows over the sea of Japan, picking up moisture and slams into the Japanese Alps puking meters of snow at a time!! The other best thing about Japan is if there is a meter of snowfall overnight, nothing changes.  The roads are cleared, the buses are on time and everything is a white wonderland. 

December 8, 2016

Our appartment

February 12, 2017

On the best days the consistency of the snow is what we call "blower pow", the kind of snow where it is so fine and light you can literally blow it away like baby powder. 

We expect there to be lots of snow for spring conditions in March.  Hope your winter or summer - whichever hemisphere you are in - is as wonderful as ours.  See all you Canadian folks at the end of March, 2017 where we will be back in Collingwood for the summer! Until then, happy shredding.